"The peculiar striations that define someone’s personality are too numerous to know, no matter how close the observer. A person we think we know can suddenly become someone else when previously hidden strands of his character are called to the fore by circumstance."
— Elliot Perlman
“You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun when the sun shines!”
"10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash – Now we have no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash."
"I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought."
— Arthur Blank
"If you go into a relationship thinking “I need to leave all my options open” then don’t be in a fucking relationship."
"The mystery was gone but the amazement was just starting."
— Andy Warhol
"It’s like the smell of burned toast. You made the toast. You looked forward to it. You even enjoyed making it, but it burned. What were you doing? Was it your fault? It doesn’t matter anymore. You open the window, but only the very top layer of the smell goes away. The rest remains around you. It’s the walls. You leave the room, but it’s on your clothes. You change your clothes, but it’s in your hair. It’s on the thin skin on the tops of your hand. And in the morning, it’s still there."
— Elliott Perlman
"I wanted to tell him I was afraid he could never love me the way I wanted to be loved. I was afraid that maybe he didn’t have the capacity to love anyone but himself. I was afraid that, given the chance, he’d break my heart again. But I cheated and just said ‘I guess I was afraid.’"
— Carrie Bradshaw
"You know you’re in love with somebody when you wake up next to them, comfortable despite your breath smelling like the week-old water at the bottom of a vase, when you are terribly excited to see them, to talk to them again, having missed them after all that sleep."
— Elliot Perlman